Teachers as Learners

Teachers as Learners

Posted on April 10, 2012. Filed under: Teachers as Learners |

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As a professional educator you should be a member of at least one professional organization. Nearly all professional organizations publish journals, newsletters, and books describing current research and the latest best practices. It is the ideal place to go to find out what is happening and to keep up-to-date on the important issues and trends in your field.  Most professional educational organizations also sponsor education conventions and conferences. Throughout my career I have maintained membership in at least three different educational organizations (one state, one national and one content-area) and found that the investment has always multiplied itself many times over. It is also advantageous to join an organization while you are still a student to take advantage of the student discount.

The list below includes links to a list of professional educational associations.  Take a few minutes to click on each of the links and see which organization you might be interested in joining.

You might want to start with organization a bit closer to home. Locally, you can join one of the following.

Nassau Reading Council   http://www.nassaureadingcouncil.org

Suffolk Reading Council  http://www.suffolkreadingcouncil.org

As you  begin to interview for possible teaching positions, please note that administrators may ask you about memberships in professional organizations. They will be looking for you to include this information on your resume.

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